TAKE BACK THE NIGHT
1 out of 3 women have faced violence at some point in their life, making it a total of one billion (hundred crore) women in the world who are survivors. It is with this statistic in mind that we at Jagori Grameen, along with friends and other organizations, organise each year a large collective campaign against gender violence, One Billion Rising.
On the 25th of November 2017, the UN day for the elimination of violence against women, we launched One Billion Rising 2018 with a Night Walk for Girls and Women called Aao Andhere ko Jeetein, and everyone was welcome. The night is generally a space where women are not allowed to roam around freely, the night becomes a confined time for all other marginalised groups especially the women, as it has become a space where violence is rampant. We began the walk, march, dance and sing beginning at 6:30pm at Fawara Chowk and reaching to Lion's Club where from 8 pm-10pm. We celebrated the night with a cultural program, talks, and a musical band.
Why we do this
In order to make a change, we hold campaigns for important issues such as women's rights, equality and other issues that we feel need to be changed. Campaigns help get publicity and attention on an important topic and allows the participants to feel empowered. This is especially effective with minority groups and topics. They show the message and allow many people who feel they are alone with their problems to feel like they are not alone. With the many campaigns we've held and hope to hold, we hope to make previously ignored issues into important ones and try teach the people that the issues woman and other face are not individual but rather universal and important.
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